Grimes Says She'll Run for US Senate
By Candice Freeland
FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will run against Mitch McConnell in 2014, in an effort to be named Kentucky's next US Senator.
She made the announcement at 2:45 pm central time Monday.
Grimes said Mitch McConnell's 28 years in Washington is enough.
"I agree with thousands of Kentuckians; that Kentucky is tired of 28 years of obstruction; that Kentucky is tired of someone who has voted against raising the minimum wage, while all the while quadrupling his own net worth. Kentucky is tired of a senior Senator who has lost touch with Kentucky issues, voters, and their values, " said Grimes.
Following her announcement, Grimes took two questions, one about what a McConnell campaign against her might be like. She said she doesn't think Kentuckians will be fooled by a campaign run on fear of losing a grip on power.
Grimes was elected Secretary of State in 2011.
She is a Maysville native, and is 34 years old.